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all traffic on the capital beltway. this is shooting from the bradley boulevard overpass the inner loop of the capital beltwa between the i-270 spur exit, and old georgetown road. right now just around the bend, it's jackknifed tractor trailer that occurred just a short time o. authorities are on the scene reporting back to us. very little, if any traffic is getting by on the inner loop. folks to the left side of your scrn, heading up the i-270 spurt. that's what you want to do if you can. focus your attention on the spur, head northand you can detour around this beltway crash in that fashion. in the meantime, do not commit to the inner loop of the capital beltway, as it is virtually blocked now after the exit for i-270. let's head over, 95 northbound near dale city. it is a parking lot stafford all the wayup to the capital beltway this morning. a series of accidents, virginia state police have been racing tao all morning long. quickly out to the rails, metrorail's having a good morning. vre not so much fredericksburg 302 is delayed, manassas 322 and 324. m.a.r.c. looking good at t
, unfortunately things have gotten ugly very quickly on the beltway in virginia. live pictes of the inner loop beginning at route 50, arlington boulevard. it is at a stand still. multicar crash inner loop of the beltway just above i6. right side of the roadway and left side of the roadway are blocked. not only will i affect traffic to the beltway, it will jam things up on 66 trying to get on to or beyond 495. so heads-up for that. we'll keep you updated. southeast still dealing with the accident, pennsylvania and branch avenues. very little traff getting by at this hour. but the progresss being made. we'll keep a watch on that. out to the rails we go. met metro, vre, camden, 6 minutes behind schedule. >> thanks very much. a developing story in afghanistan. nine service members were killed in a helicopter crash. nato says two others were killed in the crash including a u.s. tizen. an official says the chopper went down in northwestern afghanistan. the cause of the crash is being investigated but nato says there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. e deaths bring the number of internationa
traffic and weather. every 10 minutes. we have big issues on the beltway already. we're going to talk to them about that. first here is adam. >> we got some berble -- beneficial rain yesterday. a few downpours toward the tail-end of the rain event helped up accumulation in just a few spots. over half an inch in martinsburg. my rain gauge, only .4. 83 the high temperature. gradual clearing this morning becoming mostly sunny. belt way issues, huh, tim? >> that's right. we had an accident that occurred last night. the beltway is still closed. you can see the flashing lights up toward the upper right corner of your screen. even is diverted off the outer loop of connecticut avenue. if you goout, take that over to wisconsin avenue go and back to the beltway from there. if you line up from the left, on to the outer loop if, you need to get to 270, you need to go through bethesda to old georgetown road. a loft question overnight did not happen because of the weather. the interloop, 236 construction is being cleared now >> it is 4:32 on this friday morning. our top story today, tragedy inside
expressway through downtown beltway, canton, fells point, you're soaked and towards glen burnie. it looks like annapolis, the cutoff of the real heavy rain as it slides south-to-north. we deal with this across the beltway at least for the next half-hour to 45 minutes but there will be more to come, 72 this afternoon and periods of thunderstorms. and perhaps even some localized flooding with up to three inches of rain before this system is done. right now let's check the roads with kim, they are already causing problems. >> that's right. the rain is not making for a fun monday morning commute. we're working one crash already on the bw parkway northbound at arundel mills circle. no word of lane closures yet. a couple of road hazards, flooding in the prince george's county area at route 50 and route 301. keep that in mind. in colombia, snowden river parkway, the ramp to westbound route 100 continues to be closed because of an oil spill, not related to a crash, a truck started to leak oil. they are sending sand trucks out there. the traffic circle is closed also at this time. look at the shi
accident this morning in glen glen burnie. traffic is moving well along the major beltways. it's building up some. but for the most part traffic is moving along pretty well. 95 corridor and 195 no problems. >>> jamie? >> >> a freshman was hit and killed by a car. the incident happened at 9:45 on route 24 and red pump road in bel air. a 19 year old driver hit joey d'entremont. he died a short time later. the light prohibited him from walking through the crosswalk with, -- cross walk. >> i would go through hard times with my family, and he would always say, never forget your family, don't fight with them, you never know when you could lose them. and right now, i have lost him. >> dr. cohen was shot in the abdomen. the gunman paul pardus got upset after learning his mother's condition, and he shot and killed his mother and then shot and killed himself. >> abc news, emily has details. sarah shroud returns back to america. she was arrested and accused of spying in 2009 when she, herty anfiance -- her fiance and her friend. we are not spies. >> american's should release 8 8 iran yangs -- irania
>>> we have a breaking traffic alert for you, an accident on the beltway. it is involving a tractor- trailer, a car and some spilled fuel. this is a live look from our trafficland camera. you can take a look. you don't see too many cars on that one side. guide morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa this morning. first, let's go to tucker barnes for the weather. >> we'll be in for a nice day after yesterday and a couple of rain showers. it looked pretty ominous. during the morning hours, partly cloudy and mostly sunny this afternoon. our high temperature will be a little cooler. 73 at reagan national. we are still holding on to a little bit of that heat. 68 in winchester and still 70s to the south and east in front of our cold front, 76 in ocean city. forecast a good one becoming mostly sunny after morning clouds. cooler this afternoon, 84 degrees. more details on the forecast including a good-looking weekend. that. cog up in just a couple of minutes. >>> now, to our other top stories. the bore of a man who shot and wounded a doctor at johns hopkins hospital and then shot a
inches. flooding, almost a guarantee across the area. we have heavy rain right now around the beltway. severna park, annapolis, the orange and red shadings. there's more coming up the bay. rain over the central and southern portion of the chesapeake. here we go, 68 this morning. 75 this afternoon, it's about the building rain, big puddles on the roads, going to cause traffic problems out there. please be careful, we cannot extend this issue enough. do not drive if it looks like a puddle, it could be much deeper than it might be. be very cautious out there. we have accidents to prove it already. here's kim brown with the latest on the roads. >> the ironic thing, we're having more accidents on the major highways including the beltway and i-70 corridor. more so than on the side streets. i anticipate that's going to change as the morning goes along. let's look at this crash on the right shoulder and one of the center lanes. police haven't quite arrived on the scene. so it's kind of a dangerous situation as drivers are trying to get around this accident. keep your speeds down. definitely t
. a little bit of clearing around the beltway this morning but clouds to our north and also still lingering on the eastern shore. the two degree guarantee does call for a partly cloudy sky and gusty winds. let's see what's happening back on the roads. here's kim brown. >> reporter: clear around the beltway. traffic also clear around the beltway along with that weather. we don't have anything working so far in the area. we had the rain come through yesterday and during the overnight hours, so the roads could be a little slick. so take it easy along some of those curves especially a winding road like the jfx. here at 97 in anne arundel county, traffic is moving well at route 100. we're looking good along the 83s and along 795 as well. megan, back to you. >>> a doctor shot by a patient a barricaded situation, a hospital on lockdown sounds like something out of a movie. this was our community and this was hopkins. linda so is live with what happened yesterday. >> reporter: the doctor who was shot is expected to survive. last night, he came out of surgery and is in stable condition. it was a ch
splits off from the beltway and takes you north on 270. on the left, that is the inner loop. that is the part of the beltway that would be heading towards the spur and as patranya told us earlier it is just not moving at all. you know how every now and then we have something that happens so badly around here that people end up spending hours on the beltway. this could be one of those nights. >> we hope that is not the case. but this was an incredible crash and there is a lot of work to be done and state police said there is going to be a sizable effort to try to detour all of these people. >> you can say that, but there is not a lot of places to go. and we have a note that they have been out there for quite sometime. this happened at 4:00 this afternoon, it's coming up on 5:15. >> so this scene has been active for a while now. and we've seen it kind of die down a little bit in terms of -- >> we've seen things begin to change and hopefully come together in terms of the investigation. as we talked to the spokesperson for the maryland state police who was on his way there, even
the capital beltway. you will find it is nice and easy along 66 this morning. no trouble spots to report as you continue east of 234 and continue in towards the beltway. overnight roadwork on the beltway itself has cleared. south capital street, douglass bridge reopened early, earlier than expected so the overnight work from the weekend has cleared. the same if those traveling along the chain bridge. no problems to report south on 270 leaving germantown for the lane divide. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we are keeping a watch of hurricane igor. it appears that the category one storm will likely veer northeast away from the u.s. with 75-mile an hour winds. the eye of the storm barely missed bermuda overnight. no early reports of major damage to the island but many parts did lose power. forecasters say igor will continue to cause high surf and strong rip currents along the eastern seaboard. >>> a deadly train crash in india. at least 10 people are dead but there are reports as many as 15 died and over 15 others were injured. a freight train was on the wrong tax it appea
, this is by exit 24. you can say the inner and outer loops are moving just fine. this is the beltway at frederick road. 95 is checking out ok. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> tragedy strikes one of the most unlikely of places. it is typically considered a safe haven. >> the man opened fire at one of the most respected places in the nation, johns hopkins hospital. he shot a doctor. jennifer franciotti is live outside johns hopkins with details. what is the latest? >> the gunman has been identified as paul pardus from virginia. he got upset after receiving some medical information about his mother. he pulled out a gun and shot a doctor. that doctor has been identified as dr. david cohen. after the shooting, security called police who responded with a variety of other agencies. they prodded swat teams. pardus was barricaded inside the room with his mother who was confined to a hospital bed. at one point, parts of the hospital were evacuated. police learned something had happened inside the room. they went in to find pardus dead from single gunshot wounds to the head. >>
thruway. seven minutes between the split and 295. no problems southbound 95 between the beltway and route 32. that'll take you about 16 minutes, outer loop, southwest corner of the beltway. as we look right now at our camera, you'll see traffic moving very well. light volume on the beltway, harford road. it's looking good on the west side as well. >> a minute after 6:00 right now, we know it's a close race. we know who's leading right now but this morning we're still waiting to find out who will be protecting baltimore streets, starting today, votes will be counted to determine who will be the next city state's attorney. linda sow is live with details on what's taking so long. linda? >> reporter: a spokesmen for jessamy says they're concerned about the integrity of the results and a lawyer is looking into the situation of reports tla there were problems at polling centers, some polling centers opening late, voting equipment that malfunctioned and other problems. right now gregg bernstein holds a narrow lead over jessamy with about 1300 votes. both are waiting for absentee ballots to be c
to open one eastbound lane and lifting the construction in virginia along the capitol beltway. pat and eun, back to you. >> two women hit by an out of control car in adams morgan are still in the hospital fighting for their lives this morning. now we're learning more about the driver. 23-year-old chamica adams had a blood alcohol level price the legal limit. she was a district shortly before she crashed in front of a restaurant hitting two pedestrians. julia suffered a broken pelvis and severe head trauma, her injuries are said to be life threatening. melissa from france suffered a broken leg and serious head injuries. both are students at johns hopkins university school of advanced international studies near dupont circle. >> it's a horrible tragedy. and we are deeply shocked that this happened and hopeful that there will be a speedy recovery for the students involved. >>> adams has been charged with a dwi and aggravated assault. >> for the fourth time this year, a metro access driver is being accused of sexual misconduct. 59-year-old samuel king ston allegedly fondled a passenger late la
slow. we have several accidents up and down the 95 core corridor and around the beltway. 95 at the o'donnell street exit. an accident at keith avenue . right now as we look at the maps, a complete check -- 95 southbound past caton avenue exit. the left lane and shoulder continue to be blocked there. on the very top side of the beltway, inner loop at the jfx, an earlier crash has been moved off to the left shoulder. anne arundel county, northbound 295 earlier crash at arundel mills circle now blocking the left lane and shoulder. traffic only gets by to the right lane. another accident reported southbound 97 at benfield boulevard. on the west side of the outer loop it will take you 13 minutes from 795 to 70. traffic is pretty much at a crawl there. 95 southbound, six minutes from whitemarsh boulevard to the beltway. 895 looking a little better, only eight minutes from the split as you approach 295. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:33. this is the big day today. the day that people get to play the one-armed bandits in cecil county, on 95 by the big water tower in perryville. our first
usually slows around the beltway. at the outer loop at old court road, brake lights starting to light up the outer loop, keep that in mind. expect minor delays between 795 towards the baltimore national pike. looking at our drive times and maps, we're not doing bad drive- wise, 95 southbound 4 minutes from white marsh boulevard to the beltway, harrisburg expressway still flowing without delays between shawan and 695, picking up between owings mills and the boulevard, 5 minutes. phoenix and monkton, old york road closed at glen berry court because of downtown wires, use jarrettsville pike. a disabled vehicle at 543 and 22 in bel air, police on the scene. back to you. >>> hopefully we'll be safe and found and people will be able to come to the beach. but if necessary, i'll close my gates and put some sandbags in front of them and hope for the best. i think we'll be okay though. >> in ocean city, business owners are prepping for hurricane earl's potential punch. this morning he's a category 3 storm packing winds up to 135 miles per hour. we're keeping an eye on this. it changes
. outer loop of the beltway, you will find some slowdowns traveling westbound 495 leaving university boulevard headed around towards georgia avenue. now, eastbound viers mill approaching first street in the direct of wheaton, we have the accident activity tying up the left side of the roadway. the left lane of two is what is blocked at this point. you will also fine traveling south off of 270 leaving eastbound ien 70 there is a crash. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> now to our top story, repealing don't ask, don't tell. the senate is about to vote on the pentagon's ban on gays serving openly in the military. house already pass a version in may and decembers in the senate should be able to get it through if they can get more 60 votes to stop a republican filibuster. christian leaders including tony perkins of the family research council say it would be a distraction for the military. but some former soldiers don't think so. >> i wanted to serve my country. i'm sable to serve my country. i was great at what i did. it make no sense to you discharge pee based on sexual
. no problem on the outer loop of 93 and the jfx. as we look at the beltway on the east of liberty, no problems. >>> thank you, kim, it's 5:00 on the dot. >>> bed bugs, the reality, they are showing up everywhere. they are in homes, libraries, everywhere. >>> sharon? >> good morning. a worker at the library found bed bugs in some children's bugs, and an exterminator came to treat the library. >> we treated all of our libraries, two book book mobiles, and the delivery vans to exterminate all items to make sure that there was not anything coming in to the building. >> baltimore city has a series of meetings on how you can get rid of or keep away from these pests, go to wmar news. >> >> from 10:00 to noontime time a memorial will be held. >> responding to emergencies, just like the shooting that occurred last week at the hospital. the hospital and the security force worked well on last tuesday after a son shot the doctor of his -- his mother. >> when you pick up the phone to call, text, or checking e-mails, you can put yourself and others in danger. >>> listen to these numbers. last year, 5,000
is looking good from the eastern shore across the bridge to the beltway. going to the district, we are checking out rock creek parkway, canal, lara barton, two-way traffic all day long. be aware of that. checking out the inner loop in virginia. not seeing problems from 95 to 66. and then finally 86 eastbound if you are make -- 66 eastbound if you are making your way to the beltway everything is clear there. >> thank you. >>> it is labor day. so just about every government office is closed except for a certain dmv offices in virginia. they will be opening in a couple of showers. kristin fisher is live with the reason. >> reporter: good morning, angie. i doubt that a trip to the dmv is how most people want to spend they are labor day weekend but if you are one of the thousands affected by these cent computer failures it may not be a bad idea. this location in alexandria is one of 14 locations across the state that will be open this labor day. other locations, include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria, leesburg and woodbridge locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p
of travel bocked. everything looking good toward beltway. fall it's road and northern parkway, the closure as the cleanup continues from the firal activity. take roland avenue as your alternate. 40 on southbound 95 toward the beltway. smooth ride on the top side at 51 and the west side at 53. i-70 looks good in toward the beltway. drive times up to speed at this time. a live look outside. at liberty, building volume. delays soon. i-95 south of the beltway coming toward us is southbound traffic. great safe other than building volume there. mindy? >> taking a look now at some of our top stories this morning, firefighters making some progress containing the wildfires sweeping across utah. the fire started during a national guard training session. dry conditions caused live ammunition to spark a fire. it forced the evacuation of about 1600 homes. prosecutors plan on charging the woman who threw acid on her own face and blamed the attack on someone else. ever -- after reportedly spending $1,500 on fundraisers on dinner, travel and clothing. and a makeshift runway became a -- a makeshift highway
on this afternoon and evening. >> we have some police activity on the inner loop of the beltway this morning along edmonton avenue. and i-79 southbound to the route 2 exit no problems there. no issues in baltimore county or howard county and even prince george's prince george's county. >> how many time have you come up on the car, it's swerving, it's changing lane, and you pull up to look, and it's the darn cell phone. >> distracted driving is considered as dangerous as drunk driverring, and the government -- driving, and the government wants to do something even stronger about it. russell and kimberly herr lost their daughter last year and she was on her way to her wedding planner's place of business when she was killed. >> we couldn't believe that our daughter was taken by us from someone who was texting. >> we are living proof that in three or four seconds your entire life can change, and semily we will -- certainly, we will never be the same again. >> starting in october, -- driver will not be -- drivers will not be allowed to use their hand held cell phone. >> hearing the words bed bugs, it
on flash in the city at north charles street. there's a look at the speeds around the beltway. everything's at speed and above on the top and the westside's of the beltway. now, taking another look outside. and there's a look at the topside. same for the westside of the beltway. remember, wjz is always on, for traffic information any time, go to wjz.com. by the way, don, that's grover. >> thank you. and now, that i hear the name, i must have known him. >>> and we'll continue to follow breaking news from overnight. another fire whips through a home. wjz and andrea fujii are live on the scene. good morning, andrea. >> good morning, once again, don and everyone. the fact cause of all three fires is still under investigation. weather may be to blame, but they're not ruling out arson either. >> 100 firefighters and 40 fire engines converge on west baltimore as three fires broke out in the span of a few hours yesterday. first, calhoun street turns chaotic and then, that fire sparked one on west carey street. my room is all smoked up from coming in the back. >> reporter: ten row homes were engul
, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears vincent gray will unseat adrian fenty after just one term. 90% increase ex reporting. vincent gray is claiming 53% of the vote. fenty called the nominee to concede the race. >> courtney robinson is following what is next for the fenty campaign. but we begin with pamela brown, following the man who will take the reins of the nation's capital. >> vincent gray will become washington's next mayor. speaking early this morning grace said that his goal is to bring the residents of washington d.c. together to create "one city." his focus will be on community investment and collaboration. reforms will continue with him, but that there w
-reaching effects 66 eastbound. it's gm to the beltway. we've got itonetheless justo hop onto the beltway. george washington parkway was solid. the toll road was jammed up out of virginia. and river roa a lot of drivers were taking that as their alternative to get over toward silver spring and back to the beltway, but that no longer is a very good option because river road is jammed near the beltway in both directions to either leave the beltway and get out of town orto head thwart it to bypass the issue. we still have drivers on the outer loop coming around from georgia avenue in order to continue onto to 270 north. but the difference is you can continue only 270 north because you're on e spur at that point. but inner loop drivers are still forced to come around and not continue onto 270 but rather follow the pass and then silver spring. jim and door reap, back to you. >> this is expected to go on for hours and hours, isn't it? >> yes. so hopefully we'll get a solid work around. just for now, avoid it if you can. >> ashley, one thing i'm wondering about is people trying to get to dulles airport
are continuing south to the beltway, traffic is moving well through there. there is an 11 minute ride from the beltway to the fort mchenry toll plaza. >>> as you are looking at your cameras, you are going to see the traffic building slightly here. we have one crash to let you know about in glen burnie. >> jamie, back to you. >> 6:00. >> i cannot imagine how tough it will be this morning and the rest of the weekend. a freshman was hit and killed by a car while trying to cross a road in bel air. >> joey was hit when trying to cross the street with two friends. the 14 year old high school football player, joey did ent tremont. the lights prohibited him from walking in the crosswalk, and the 19 year old driver had no time to stop when he hit and killed joey. >> he was a sweet and funny kid. he played piano and was in -- band, and was an amazing singer. >> it's 6:02 right now, we have two more murders to tell you about. police are looking for suspects in both cases. at quarter till 5:00 yesterday morning, a a man was shot in the head and taken to the hospital where he dater died. >>> izael w
. 70 just west of the beltway is looking good. this is 95 at 395 and so far so good as you make your merge onto 395 and moved into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, the votes have been placed for state's attorney. >> gregg bernstein came out on top over patricia jessamy. that ends her 15-year run. let's go live to jennifer franciotti with the latest. >> the race has not been officially called, but with 290 precincts in, gregg bernstein leads the race by 1421 votes. this is for the democratic primary. patricia jessamy supporters were feeling pretty good tuesday night. they were keeping a positive attitude about the race. she showed up to thank everyone and said she was feeling confident about the race. the bernstein campaign was cautiously optimistic about tuesday's results. poll workers spent the day at the precinct. they took the day off to support bernstein. bernstein talked a little about why he thinks he was able to make such headway. >> it came to the level of frustration people were feeling about living in one of america's most dangerous cities. i
at old fort and key bridge, that's looking better and a look at 95, south of the beltway. and remember, wjz-13 is always on, go to wjz.com for more. don, back to you. >>> this is a scene that many of us will remember, a tractor trailer in the water of the bay after plunging off of the bay bridge. now, two years later, the family of the driver who drowned settled a lawsuit. good morning, once again. >>> good morning, once again don and everyone. the final settlement isn't exactly what the family had originally hoped for, it brings closier to the tragedy. >> reporter: it was more than two years ago that the 57-year- old truck driver was killed in this terrifying crash. his tractor trailer plunged off of the bay bridge when he swerved to avoid an on coming camaro driven by a 19-year-old. the two families settled on a civil suit. baldwin will pay $100,000, that's the maximum amount under her insurance. >> she's remorseful and she didn't set it to have an accident. >> reporter: initially, the shorts wanted $7 million listed the state as available. they argued that twoway traffic is dangerou
of traffic outside. this is 95 just south of the beltway. this is the traffic on 70 just west of the beltway. we are off to a great start. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. over to. >> thank you. a powerful hurricane earl was tracking and setting off concern from north carolina all the way to maine. >> cities are bracing for the worse. we have more from north carolina. >> calm seas cannot hide hurricane earl, as it continues to close in on the east coast. >> any of these areas could be impacted. people need to get ready now. >> the current forecast shows earl pressuring the coast over the next couple of days. the outer banks will likely be the first to feel the effect. >> i think everybody is concerned. it is teasing us. we're going to hang out and see what happens, until they run us off the island of. >> evacuation orders are already in eect on okra island, and more are expected today. many are not waiting for orders. preparing to ride out the storm. >> i will be in the basement if need be. we have plenty of supplies. >> the entire east coast now anxiously awaiting an unwelcome guest,
exit west on 66, "nutley street, and then hit that eastbound to access the beltway. construction and remains on the lappin at 66. 270 is good in germantown. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 4:32 on this wednesday morning. an apparent according case in the northwest neighborhood. a woman's belongings sprawled down the block after she is a victim from her apartment. it has led to serious issues. details from the roman and insight on how this will be resolved. >> eliose diaz came from nothing, growing up in venezuela. she began saving everything she could when she moved to the u.s. >> corridor for years to collect things to send to my country. >> she recently lost her job as a husky per, delahunt, and got evicted today. >> no job, no money. >> neighbors were concerned and they saw how much stuff was thede the the bodman cial --- womans' house. >> we've been calling politicians. >> it was to no avail. >> we went through a similar situation with a blizzard and gunnoe helicopter -- and got no help then. >> congressman jim gramm arrived. >> if she can identify and what is important to her
if you're going to leave in the next 10-15 minutes. lingering road work on the beltway. traffic has to stay to the left. we'll take you to a live picture of traffic on the beltway in greenbelt, maryland. i saw that car on my way in broken down waiting for help to arrive. >> ok, lisa. thank you. 4:32 is your time on this tuesday. more rain moves through d.c. region. the storms that moved through last night did leave behind some damage. a tree fell on to the street at massachusetts avenue and 43rd street in washington. a 2-year-old fights for his life after being shot in the chest. police say the toddler accidentally shot himself after finding a stolen gun in an apartment in hagerstown yesterday morning. how did this happen? >> well, good morning to you. according to authorities, the young 2-year-old found gun underneath a bed and accidentally shot himself. according to police, at last check, the toddler is said to be in critical condition. >> i think it is sad. >> inside children's hospital, a hagerstown toddler is fighting for his life. >> he is gist a typical little boy. never had
stretch of the beltway as you work your way past central avenue and continue over towards greenbelt. earlier crash that we reported on the beltway has cleared. awful your lanes are open. university boulevard here at dennis, no incidents if you are continuing on the inbound stretch head down towards the capital play. outbound is where earlier we had some police activity and as you can see from the flashing lights and this particular camera angle, part of the roadway still tied up here with this ongoing investigation. lanes are open on 270, germantown to the lane divide. # 95 coming across the 14th street bridge, easy ride so far, no incidents reported on 95 leaving dale city to the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> we begin with this developing story this morning ain't california neighborhood engulfed in flames. one pen killed. more than 50 homes charred. it all start started with a huge explosion. sherry live has the latest on this from the newsroom. >> reporter: it was a gas line that ruptured and caused this explosion. that blast created a h
. rolling from in 66. no major accidents. but reduced visibility as you make your way from 81 to the beltway. 95 northbound, you canee more company leaving for the capital beltway. fortunately no major accidents. 395 is still at a nice pace. here is an indication of fog. it is slowing drivers down on the inner loop of the beltway. as you see here, traveling 270 southbound, volume by sadie grove. still fog towards the beltway. be careful this early morning. back to you. >>> thank you, ashley. >>> theirst time in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year t
the capital beltway. 270 is a quiet trip. a little foggy. be sure to be careful. other than that, you're in pretty goodhape toward the beltway. joe and eun, back to you. >> ashley, thank you. >>> how safe do you feel when you ride metro? you're in better hands than you were at the deadly red line crash a year ago. news 4's megan mcgrath is live outside the gallery place in northwest washington. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, joe. metro has made significant safety improvements since the deadly crash in 2009 according to the national transportation safety board. now, the board chairman testified from a congressional overnight committee. just months ago the ntsb said they had an a peoplic safety culture which set the stage for the crash. the ntsb gives credit for making progress. the system implemented a dozen safety recommendations since the crash. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus. and i think always every organization is going to go thugh a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you mak
the capitol beltway. headlights are heading in the westbound direction. volume is on the increase leaving 109 for the truck scales but lanes are open and after the truck scales it's wide open towards the capitol beltway. back to you. >>> today a controversial debate over christmas will finally come to an end in loudoun county. the issue is whether holiday displays should be allowed on the lawn of the historic county courthouse. last night dozens came out to speak their minds. jackie bensen reports. >> here in the middle of summer i'm finding out that we're attacking christmas again. >> reporter: members of the loudoun county board of supervisors faced a capacity crowd in the public hearing chamber. dozens of residents signed up to speak on a controversial issue, should religious displays continue to be permitted on the grounds of the historic loudoun county courthouse. >> the proper place is on religious or private property. when are we going to stop and recognize the lord? that's the reason that we're here. >> reporter: some were concerned about possible costs to taxpayers. >> the damage to
on 95, just south of the beltway. and remember, wjz is always on, for traffic information any time go, to wjz.com. >>> thank you, and here's what people will talk about today. disbelief and out rage after a drunk driver is sentenced. >> reporter: between house arrest and prison, the killer will do a year's time. here are the reasons why that's not good enough for the family. >> reporter: it's been a year since the 16-year-old was killed while riding his bike in elkridge. his family's emotions are still raw. >> easy going, no matter what was going on. he had a little smile on his face. >> reporter: this 27-year-old pleaded guilty to hitting the boy and he was intoxicate and he was carrying heroin. he'll be subject to random drug counseling and he'll woman serve six months in prison -- he'll only serve six months in prison. >> you'll serve more time for possession of heroin than killing somebody? >> reporter: the only charges he pled guilty to were possessioning heroin and driving under the influence. >> sometimes, the stronger the state's case, the less they want to give up and the wea
are open once again. the beltway is open to traffic. on the interloop, there were no issues there related to this. that's in good shape. 270, 66, 95 and 395, interloop ramp to go north to college park, a crash along the left side. >> our top story this friday morning, a murder/suicide. police say a distrouth man shot his mother and doctor after hearing her diagnosis then barricaded himself in her room before turning the gun on himself. >> the doctor collapsed just outside the doorway. after three hours of a terrifying tactical situation, the incident became an investigation into a mysterious murder/suicide. >> my wife was in there. >> doctors were just informing paul pardus that his mother would likely never walk again. >> it is scary knowing that there was a man with a gun. >> he pulled out a semiautomatic hand gun and shot the doctor in the stomach and then bare indicated himself in his mother's hospital room. a tactical team found him on the ground and his mother dead on the bed. family members agonized. >> i called on the phone. she said we don't know what's going on. >> the injured d
shawan road. so far so good all the way down to the beltway. 48 on southbound 95 near 32. this is the northeast corner of the beltway near harford. on 95 just south of 100, problem-free both north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> president obama is back on the campaign trail this morning. >> and finishing up a trip to try to get democrats to the polls in november. kate amara is live with details cahill. >> good morning. president obama is in iowa this morning. he is having more backyard discussion with voters. he is trying to boost turnout in november. a rally at the university of wisconsin. >> i am fired up. >> president obama trying to reach energize voters ahead of the crucial midterm elections. >> we face another test on november 2. the stakes could not be higher. >> hoping to get younger voters cast ballots in november, telling this crowd to get to work and stay involved. >> the biggest mistake we can make is to let frustration lead to apathy and indifference. that is how the other side winds. >> the president's party needs of this winds. re
of a vehicle fire on northbound 97. we're watching out for that as well. this is the west side of the beltway at liberty road. no problems there to report. we switch over to 95. southbound traffic, no problems there. 83 is checking out good as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back over to you. >> thank you. we have breaking news out of northwest baltimore. there was a two alarm blaze this morning. >> jennifer franciotti is live at the scene in northwest with more. good morning. >> that fire is under control. firefighters are putting out some hot spots. it looks like a portion of liberty heights was shut down. in looks like traffic has reopened. fire fighters were using a fire hydrant along liberty heights. the fire started about 3:30 this morning on hillsdale. it happened to a vacant house. the intensity of the fire was so big that it's spread to two adjacent homes. one of the homes had been turned into a nursing home with four residents. they were safely evacuated. no injuries reported there. the other house, there was one occupant inside. he got out safely. no one was inside th
let's look at the beltway, college park, silver spring area. 66, 95, 395 down to the beltway looking pretty good. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this morning, gunfire inside johns hopkins hospital. a man shot a doctor before barricading himself in his mother's room, pointing the gun on him and her. mike conneen is live on the scene with the latest. what can you tell us? >> we are seeing a good number of security guards and police officers walking the perimeter of the facility this morning. they are reviewing the security plan at the hospital. please stand by. please stand by. penn station closed in new york 3ecause it was so packed with +&++&-pdown trees and power linn train tracks. Ñin i was driving down the street and it was like a giant human, wash. everything started spinning. >>fw one woman died when a tree landed on her vehicle. >> i did not know what hit me at first. i wondered if i was alive. >> may be an act of god. >> new york has had eight confront tornadoes since 1960. meteorologist will confront today whether this was no. 9. emily schmidt reporting
and update the inner loop of the capital beltway, right after the exit to the270 spur, word of a jackknifed tractor trailer. that just in. fire and rescue crews are headed there. that will be the inner loop of the beltway. outer loop no accidents to report ere. 270 southbound at falls road, look out for the accident. at least one travel lane is tied up. joe, eun. >> thk you very much, jerry. >> 5i9s:13 now. ahead on "news 4 today," a children's medicine recall. a focus of a hearing on the hill. >> a bailout of sorts. how congress is helping na. >>> and we continue to follow this torrential rain. a flood warning just issued moments ago and an updaten just minutes. stay with us. >>> good morning, everyone. here's a look at this morning's top stories. heavy rain continues to pound the d.c. metro area. here's a live look outside, there are tornado watches and warnings and flooding is expected in many parts of our area. the rain will continue in waves throughout the day. it's also remnants of tropical storm nicole, part of a storm system coming from the south. and ahead of the storm, many people
far around the beltway. 695 is actually checking in without problems. as we look at the cameras, here we are on the beltway at harford road, you see traffic is starting to build particularly on the outer loop lanes to the lefthand side of the screen but just minor delays at this time. as we look at the maps mostly a handful of road hazards to let you know about. debris reported 97 southbound at dorsey road. in catonsville the eastbound lanes of route 40 at new wood drive. the right lane and right turning lane continue to be blocked because of a down tree and towson, experiencing watermain issues because of a ruptured watermain on york road, that is between overbrook road and winwood road. no lanes blocked at this time. in cecil county northbound 95 at the chesapeake house rest stop. one lane reopened but it's pretty much jammed as you head towards the chesapeake house because of an accident involving a tractor-trailer and fuel spill. back to you. >>> 6:32. people who live in italy have lived there their whole lives. they all know their neighbors. this morning they are talking to neigh
that we had early on has been cleared. so traffic is off to a good start. on the beltway, so far so good, pretty quiet, 695 at harford road, both loops moving without problems. west side looking good between 795 and 70 on the outer loop. 95 corridor will be clear the entire stretch especially between the beltways, 695 and 495, no issues. bw parkway, no problems and harrisburg expressway looking good as well. back to you. >>> 5:32. today's the last big primary day before november's mid-term elections when republicans could gain control of congress. polls open in washington, dc this morning, seven other states including in maryland. emily schmidt with a preview this morning. >> reporter: on this primary day in seven states some candidates worry this may not be the year to be a party favorite. >> i actually have a conservative voting record as far as finance in congress. and while i'm a moderate that is generally on the social issues. >> reporter: in democrat-dominated delaware gop leaders think eight-time congressman mike castle is the only hope to win biden's old senate seat. instead he's
situation. >> we have beltway incidents. this is the interloop of the beltway. you can see just above the chain-link fence, that as a truck that is flipped over. there might be a part underneath. the left side of the beltway is tied up. this is where we had a jackknifed tractor-trailer. there are minimal delays at the moment. we have another beltway crash near the interchange at 450. at that point, we have two right lanes blocked. the delays begin on the beltway near the interchange, route 201. and that delay continues to get worse. we have massachusetts avenue closed each way. also, rhode island avenue near the metro station is closed because that underpass is flooded out. connecticut avenue is closed each way. there is a police investigation at the cleveland park metro. that will cause delays on the red line. >> one thing after another. >>> today, we are following the aftermath of the dramatic tour bus crash. one person died today, -- yesterday, but today, we know that those others are doing well. >> a tour bus crashes through a guard rail and tumbles 50 feet down an embankment. >>
to northeast. the light green is persistent rain. that is around the beltway and around the interstate 81 corridor. in prince george's county is very have downpours, the yellow and red. down towards upper marlboro, of to the north and east. this is fantastic. this is what we want to see. more showers down to the south getting ready to push to the north. we are in the 60's on the way to the mid to upper 70's becoming muggy. late-day storms could become severe. >>> accident on the of the beltway. after connecticut avenue, all the way to rockville pike. great picture of the beltway at new hampshire. wet roads with light volume. no problems to or from the american legion bridge. let's look at traffic in virginia. the rain is going to affect your commute this morning. it will take you longer to get there. >> thank you. >>> we began with breaking news from landover. police are searching for suspects in a deadly shooting that happened just before midnight in the 3400 block of dodge park road. when officers arrived, they found a man in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. was taken to the ho
downtown baltimore, northbound lanes are looking good up towards 695. beltway's checking in cleanly, harrisburg expressway, 95 and the bw beltway so far. >>> an unwanted guest is expected to arrive friday morning in ocean city. this morning, earl seems to be taking aim at the outer banks of north carolina. justin's busy on that. linda sow is live in fells point, an area that's seen flooding before. >> reporter: we're not expected to take a direct hit from hurricane earl, we could still get rough waters from storm surge here. that has the coast guard working overtime. labor day weekend is always the busiest on the water. the coast guard says it's ready if earl decides to push farther inland. they're securing boats with extra lines just incase. that's what they recommend boat owners do as well. coast guards warn people should stay off their boats and out of the water during the storms. high winds could pose a big threat. >> we prepare for the worst. all our vessels are ready, personnel checked their equipment. duty assignments are assigned. we proceed with our best available informati
the beltway. 83 looking good from shawan towards 695. six-minute ride. 795 jams at owings mills boulevard, six minutes to the beltway from there. traffic is off to a good start. back to you. >> thanks, kim brown. >>> 6:30. a new push to get an addition built onto an overcrowded school in baltimore county, parents say they thought construction was supposed to have started already. it hasn't. they are not happy about it. abc 2 news' sherrie johnson joins us live with more this morning. >> reporter: good morning, megan. that's right, some parents are fed up and they would like to see an addition built on here at hampton elementary school to get the students out of these trailers and into better classroom facilities here and to prevent that overcrowding. again, they say they thought construction was supposed to start but it hasn't. they are ready for that to begin. right now the elementary school is designed for 300 students. it opened last week with more than 500. the school has eight trailers outside. four on each side to help with the overcrowding. hampton's pta president said every fourth and
of the beltway. so let's switch on to the live camera that we have on m-dot to see the backup. as you can see here over the american legion on the left hand side of the screen and the traffic moving toward you, it is barely moving. delays start at 66 up to the spur and continuing on into montgomery county. and we're looking here at old georgetown road. this is one of the alternates we've been telling folks to take and you can see it is backed up there as well. old georgetown road, rockville pike, two main alternates and go into d.c. for some of the other arteries and cut through randolph. but anywhere you go, it will be a big mess so avoid the west side of the beltway toward the 270 spur more now. back to you. >> we just heard from gary that the southbound lanes appear to be opening up. have you noticed that and do you see the traffic trickling through there? >> right now, i haven't checked that route. but i will believe gary. he's on the scene. if he is seeing traffic, it is moving but probably not very fast. i know on the outer loop of the beltway toward virginia, that is very slow as well.
. ashley, how's the tuesday traffic now? >> i come bearing good news out of virginia. the beltway is wide open heading up towards 50 and 66. along 95, you do have company as you make your way leaving the prince william parkway towards route 1 seems to be the worse of it. this is the pace and the headlights may throw you off, they are at the posted speed limit there's a lot of drivers there. 270 southbound is starting to stack up, not terrible but definitely slow from 109 to the truck scales and after that, no problems. around the beltway, we are rolling problem free right now at the posted speed limit. no big problems there, you are flying, of course at the speed limit. craig and eun, back to you. >> ashley, thank you. be prepared for pay messy commute as nearly everyone heads back to work and school today. each year the return to work and school after labor day marks one of the worst commutes in the d.c. area making this terrible traffic tuesday. tracee wilkins is live in college park overlooking 95 with this commute. how is it looking so far? >> reporter: i know you can see the differen
in the eastbound direction, this is the pace past route 50 all the way to the beltway. you're in the clear. through falls church heading through arlington, clean bill of health as well. all is quiet through college park making the trip towards the silver spring area. lanes are open and 95 also getting off -- volume is on the increase at this early hour but still at the posted speed limit for the remainder of your troop 395 and into the freeway. back to you. >>> summer vacation is finally over this morning for hundreds of thousands of children in our area students in several counties go back to school and megan mcgrath is live. >> reporter: a number of jurisdictions went back to school, today it's fairfax county's turn. the kids are heading back to class a couple of hours from now. this year though, fairfax county bill have to do more with less. enrollment is up but funding is down. there are also new fees kicking in this year. students will have to pay $100 activity fee for each sport they play. also, there's a $75 fee for each ap or ib test that they take. now the worst of the cuts were avoided. t
on the beltway, causing big headaches on the outer loop, southwest corner, we have a crash at wilkins, blocking the two right lanes. both shoulders are blocks. two middle lanes do get by. delays are beginning to form at about liberty road at this time. expect this to be closed or these lanes to be closed for at least a little bit of time going forward. as we look at our maps, we have several other incidents we're working, flooding in baltimore city has patapsco avenue closed. flooding in middle river, eastern boulevard and martin boulevard. still working a crash on the top side of the outer loop, ramp to the jfx one of the lanes continues to be blocked because of an earlier crash. 70 eastbound closed, there is no access getting on towards 695. you can't even get towards the beltway if trying to travel 70 east. all traffic is being diverted onto southbound route 29. in western howard county, glen oak, burntwoods drive closed. allow yourself extra time this morning. >>> if you're heading out today, you'll need more than your umbrella, bring your patience as well. all of the rain means a lot of p
at everything full speed with 11- minute drive times. there's a look at the east side of the beltway. everything looking very nice. looks like a nice snow -- nice sunrise. remember, wjz 13 is always on. you can always log on to wjz.com. >>> we're following several developing stories, including the latest on hurricane earl. we begin with the hostage situation yesterday that ended with the hostage taker's death. we learned more about james lee. wjz and andrea fujii are staying live on the story. good morning once again, andrea. >> reporter: good morning. we now know that police were monitoring the gunman's movement inside the discovery channel building. they moved in quickly when they saw the gunman point a gun at a hostage. >> i heard some folks coming from the hallway running toward us telling us there was a gunman in the building. we got down on the floor. we prayed. >> reporter: the first word of trouble came early yesterday afternoon in a last email to discovery channel employees. some said locked in their offices. others ran out on the streets. babies were pulled from the inhouse daycare ce
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